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Commander Airborne Regiment is Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov who set up a Rapid Reaction Force after Donbas and Crimea.

Was the pressure on border with Ukraine a camouflage for the developments in Kazakhstan? There have been ethnic tensions for many years and as late as December. There have been pogroms along the border with Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakhstan closes five of seven checkpoints on border with Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyz authorities | Tass - Jan. 7, 2022 |

Almaty is a far eastern outpost city and a 4-6 hour drive from Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyrstan Travel by minibus shared taxi costs 400 Kyrgyz Som (US $5). Must be an indication of poverty and inexpensive fuel price.

by Oui on Mon Jan 10th, 2022 at 12:45:28 PM EST
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